Why hello there internet. I guess it’s time for some more Web Comics Info and today I’ll be introducing you to Manly Guys Doing Manly Things
In a world where wild Gyaradose roam free, a future where all wars are fought not for ideas or people but to see who has the most badass army, and a town where every hyper masculine character just can’t seem to keep down a steady job one man will rise up and help those poor souls assimilate back into society. There will be danger, hilarity, and a whole lot pop culture references. Coming to you whenever ever you feel like it is: MANLY GUYS DOING MANY THINGS!
So that about sums it up. MGDMT is something of a joke-a-week comic focusing on Commander Badass, a soldier from the future that now runs a kind of help center for hyper masculine characters from every medium: comics, videogames, movies, etc. There are a few narrative threads that create something of an overall plot. CB has an ex-wife and kids who show up every now and again, a girlfriend who shows up a lot more, and a slacker for an assistant who was kicked out of the pokemon league because he let his gyaradose eat other pokemon. So far there’s only ever been one real arc within the comic but that only lasted a few pages so, although being quite hilarious, it felt short lived and out of place with the rest of the comic.
Though my favorite thing about this comic is what it does with its characters. At first glance you’d think that this comic would be filled with nothing but overly manly man meme jokes. Yet the book does the exact opposite. As the story progresses you learn that CB is a pretty sensitive guy who does what he does because he actually cares. You also learn that Duke Nukem closet nerd, the Warden from Dragon Age is kind of a douche, and Tetsuya Nomura is an evil mastermind so surprises all around.
Manly Guys Doing Manly Things is done by Kelly Turnbull, a.k.a Coelasquid, and it updates on Mondays, or whenever Kelly decides to put something up.
Hey guys, by now you probably know I love me some web comics and the internet is filled with some great ones. Sadly, I only know of a handful so if you guys know of a comic that I haven’t covered here let me know in the comments. I’d love to check it out.
Till next time, The Writing Writer